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Internet Arcade

The Internet Arcade is a web-based library of arcade (coin-operated) video games from the 1970s through to the 1990s, emulated in JSMAME, part of the JSMESS software package.

Containing hundreds of games ranging through many different genres and styles, the Arcade provides research, comparison, and entertainment in the realm of the Video Game Arcade.

  The game collection ranges from early "bronze-age" videogames, with black and white screens and simple sounds, through to large-scale games containing digitized voices, images and music. Most games are playable in some form, although some are useful more for verification of behavior or programming due to the intensity and requirements of their systems.

  Many games have a "boot-up" sequence when first turned on, where the systems run through a check and analysis, making sure all systems are go. In some cases, odd controllers make proper playing of the systems on a keyboard or joypad a pale imitation of the original experience. Please report any issues to the Internet Arcade Operator, Jason Scott.

If you are encountering issues with control, sound, or other technical problems, read this entry of some common solutions.

Also, Armchair Arcade (a video game review site) has written an excellent guide to playing on the Internet Arcade as well.


Below are a suggested collection of games that run at proper speed in a powerful browser. (Firefox is currently the fastest environment, although other browsers should work as well.)

 

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Internet Arcade
by Williams
software
eye 561,010
favorite 168
comment 17
Defender is an arcade video game developed and released by Williams Electronics in February 1981. A shooting game featuring two-dimensional (2D) graphics, the game is set on a fictional planet where the player must defeat waves of invading aliens while protecting astronauts. Development was led by Eugene Jarvis, a pinball programmer at Williams; Defender was Jarvis' first video game project and drew inspiration from Space Invaders and Asteroids. Williams planned to display the game at the...
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Internet Arcade
by Sega
software
eye 466,669
favorite 45
comment 6
Astro Blaster is a shoot 'em up arcade game released by Sega in 1981. The player controls a ship (bearing a resemblance to the Battlestar Galactica) which can fire and move left or right. The player must continuously monitor the onscreen temperature and fuel gauges; if the ship overheats, its weapon is disabled, and if it is depleted of fuel, the vessel itself explodes. The player must battle through waves of enemies, which attack with varied formations and flight patterns. When a wave is...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
Internet Arcade
software
eye 466,044
favorite 34
comment 2
The Three Stooges, fully titled as The Three Stooges in Brides is Brides on the title screen, is a 1984 arcade game by Mylstar Electronics. It is based on the comedy act of the same name. Gameplay The game features digital voice samples. At the start of the game, up to three players control Moe Howard, Larry Fine and Curly Howard. Players must help the Three Stooges find their fiancees, Cora, Nora and Dora, who were kidnapped by the Mad Scientist. In all rooms, players must find the three...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Internet Arcade
by Stern Electronics
software
eye 448,974
favorite 86
comment 13
Berzerk is a multi-directional shooter video arcade game, released in 1980 by Stern Electronics of Chicago. The player controls a green stick man. Using a joystick and a firing button that activates a laser-like weapon, the player navigates a simple maze filled with many robots, who fire lasers back at the player character. A player can be killed by being shot, by running into a robot or an exploding robot, coming into contact with the electrified walls of the maze itself, or by being touched...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 13 reviews )
Topics: arcade, stern, stern electronics, maze, shooter, speech, Berzerk Franchise
Internet Arcade
by Williams
software
eye 433,014
favorite 199
comment 11
INSTRUCTIONS Joust is a platforming game where the player controls a yellow knight riding a flying ostrich or stork, from a third-person perspective. Using the two-way directional joystick and the button for flapping the ostrich's wings, the player flies the knight amidst the floating rock platforms and above pools of lava; when maneuvering off the screen to either side, the player will continue its path reappearing from the opposite side. The rate at which the player repeatedly presses the...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 11 reviews )
Internet Arcade
by Valadon Automation (Stern Electronics License)
software
eye 417,061
favorite 46
comment 4
Bagman is a platform arcade game released by Valadon Automation in 1982. It was also licensed to Stern for U.S. distribution in the same year. This game was also released (in form of unofficial conversions) for the Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64 and ZX Spectrum home computer systems in 1984 as Gilligan's Gold; it is known in France as Le Bagnard. Gameplay The objective of the game is to maneuver the bagman through various mine shafts, picking up money bags and placing them in a wheelbarrow at the...
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Internet Arcade
software
eye 407,417
favorite 109
comment 9
Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom is a 1985 action arcade game developed and published by Atari Games, based on the 1984 film of the same name, the second film in the Indiana Jones franchise. It is also the first Atari System 1 arcade game to include digitized speech, including voice clips of Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones and Amrish Puri as Mola Ram, as well as John Williams' music from the film. Gameplay The player assumes the role of Indiana Jones as he infiltrates the lair of the evil...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 9 reviews )
Internet Arcade
by Sanritsu / Sega
software
eye 402,601
favorite 41
comment 3
Bank Panic is an arcade game developed by Sanritsu and manufactured by Sega in 1984. West Bank is a clone of the game, released on several platforms. Game description The player assumes the part of an Old West sheriff who must protect a bank and its customers from masked robbers. The layout of the bank is implicitly a circle with twelve numbered doors and the player in the center. The player can rotate to the left or right and view three doors at a time. The doors will open to reveal a customer...
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Internet Arcade
by Bootleg
software
eye 382,492
favorite 65
comment 3
Crazy Kong (クレイジーコング Kureijī Kongu?) is an arcade game created by Falcon, released in 1981 and is similar to Nintendo's Donkey Kong. Although commonly mistaken as a bootleg version, the game is officially licensed for non-US markets[1] and is based on different hardware. The game retains all of the gameplay elements of Donkey Kong, but has all of the graphics redrawn and re-colorized. Crazy Kong is also known as Congorilla, Crazy Kong Part II, and Monkey Donkey. There are two...
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Internet Arcade
by Atari Games
software
eye 378,380
favorite 119
comment 7
Paperboy is a 1984 arcade game by Atari Games. The players take the role of a paperboy who delivers newspapers along a suburban street on his bicycle. Paperboy was innovative for its theme and novel controls. The player controls a paperboy on a bicycle delivering newspapers along a suburban street which is displayed in a cabinet perspective (or oblique projection) view. The player attempts to deliver a week of daily newspapers to subscribing customers, attempts to vandalize non-subscribers'...
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Internet Arcade
by Gottlieb
software
eye 377,639
favorite 164
comment 7
Q*bert /ˈkjuːbərt/ is an arcade video game developed and published by Gottlieb in 1982. It is a 2D action game with puzzle elements that uses "isometric" graphics to create a pseudo-3D effect, and serves as a precursor to the isometric platformer genre. The object is to change the color of every cube in a pyramid by making the on-screen character hop on top of the cube while avoiding obstacles and enemies. Players use a joystick to control the character. The game was conceived by...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
Internet Arcade
by Sega
software
eye 375,189
favorite 47
comment 0
Congo Bongo (J: Tip Top (ティップタップ Tippu Tappu)) is an isometric platform arcade game released by Sega in 1983. The game has come to be seen as Sega's answer to the highly successful Donkey Kong game that was released two years prior. The player takes the role of a red-nosed safari hunter who tries to catch an ape named "Bongo". The hunter seeks Bongo to exact revenge for an apparent practical joke in which Bongo set fire to the hunter's tent, giving him a literal...
Internet Arcade
by Universal
software
eye 373,813
favorite 117
comment 13
INSTRUCTIONS The object of Mr. Do! is to score as many points as possible by digging tunnels through the ground and collecting cherries. The title character, Mr. Do (a circus clown), is constantly chased by red monsters resembling small dinosaurs, and the player loses a life if Mr. Do is caught by one. The game is over when the last life is lost. Cherries are distributed throughout the level in groups of eight. 500 bonus points are awarded if Mr. Do collects eight cherries in a row without...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 13 reviews )
Internet Arcade
by Universal
software
eye 363,449
favorite 14
comment 0
You fly over mountain tops and through caves dodging enemy space ships and missiles fired from the ground. Cosmic Avenger is a 1981 arcade game developed and published by Universal. Legacy Cosmic Avenger was ported to the ColecoVision video game console. Wes Hupp holds the official record for this game with 117,290 points on November 17, 1982. Reception Mark Bussler from Classic Game Room notes that Cosmic Avenger is the first continuous horizontal side-scrolling space shooter (though it is...
Internet Arcade
by Taiyo (Taito license)
software
eye 351,995
favorite 9
comment 0
1 Player Start 1 2 Players Start 2 Coin 1 5 Coin 2 6 Service 1 8 P1 Up UP P1 Down DOWN P1 Left LEFT P1 Right RIGHT P1 Button 1 LCONTROL or Mouse B1 P1 Button 2 LALT or Mouse B3 P1 Button 3 SPACE or Mouse B2 P1 Button 4 LSHIFT P2 Up R P2 Down F P2 Left D P2 Right G P2 Button 1 A P2 Button 2 S P2 Button 3 Q P2 Button 4 W
Internet Arcade
by Taito
software
eye 347,686
favorite 10
comment 1
Colony 7 is an arcade shooter game by Taito Corporation released in 1981 that is in many ways a combination of two of the most popular shoot 'em up games of the time, containing elements of both Taito's own Space Invaders and Atari's Missile Command. The main innovation of Colony 7 was its extended weaponry arsenal. This gave the player the choice to change between several different weapons, with each one needing to be purchased separately as microtransactions through the arcade coin slot. 1...
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Internet Arcade
by Irem (Williams license)
software
eye 331,943
favorite 72
comment 5
Moon Patrol (ムーンパトロール Mūn Patorōru) is an arcade game by Irem that was first released in 1982. It was licensed to Williams for distribution in North America. Moon Patrol was an early side-scrolling shooter and is widely credited for the introduction of parallax scrolling in side-scrolling video games (though one article in Games Radar argues that the graphics in the 1980 game Defender would count). The player takes the role of a Luna City police officer assigned to Sector...
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Internet Arcade
by Universal
software
eye 331,647
favorite 25
comment 0
Mr. Do's Wild Ride is the third game in Universal's Mr. Do! arcade series, although it was originally titled Go! Go! Coaster and did not involve Mr. Do!. Mr. Do!'s Wild Ride, was released in 1984. Gameplay Mr. Do!'s scenario is a roller coaster, and the object is to reach the top. As the cars (and eventually other objects) speed around the track, you must escape by using a super speed button, or by climbing up small ladders scattered about the track. Two icons at the end of the level range from...
Internet Arcade
by Universal
software
eye 329,032
favorite 18
comment 0
This is the fourth and last game in the series where Mr. Do! must collect dots and fruit on a multi-level platform while avoiding pursuing monsters. Enclose the dots to change them to fruit for more points or release traps to crush the monsters or use your power ball to eliminate them. Pick up the letters hidden amongst the fruit to spell 'EXTRA' to receive an extra Mr. Do! Cheats Throw your powerball in a narrow space so it will bounce more. The more bounces it completes before hitting a...
Internet Arcade
by Taito America Corporation
software
eye 328,048
favorite 73
comment 2
Jungle Hunt is a one- or two-player side-scrolling arcade platform game produced and released by Taito in 1982. It was also known as Jungle King in early releases. The player controls a jungle explorer who sports a pith helmet and a safari suit. The player must rescue his girl from a tribe of hungry cannibals. To do this, he must swing from vine to vine, survive a crocodile-infested river, jump or duck falling rocks rolling downhill, and release the girl before she "takes a dip" in...
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Internet Arcade
by Stern Electronics
software
eye 327,702
favorite 23
comment 3
Frenzy was an arcade game published by Stern Electronics in 1982. It was a sequel to the hit 1980 arcade game Berzerk. Frenzy followed the basic paradigm set by Berzerk: the player must navigate a maze full of hostile robots. The goal of the game is to survive as long as possible and score points by killing robots and travelling from room to room. The game has no end other than the player losing all of his or her lives. The player has a gun with which to shoot the robots, and simple...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: arcade, stern, stern electronics, maze, shooter, speech, Berzerk Franchise
Internet Arcade
by Irem (licensed from Broderbund)
software
eye 320,824
favorite 44
comment 2
Lode Runner is a puzzle video game, first published by Brøderbund in 1983. Arcade In 1984, Irem developed an arcade conversion of Lode Runner. It contained 24 remixed levels from the 150 original levels. Gameplay Basics The player controls a stick figure who must collect all the gold in a level while avoiding guards who try to catch the player. After collecting all the gold, the player must travel to the top of the screen to reach the next level. There are 150 levels in the game which...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Internet Arcade
by Amstar
software
eye 314,014
favorite 79
comment 5
Phoenix is an outer space-themed, fixed shooter similar to Taito's Space Invaders. It was developed by Amstar Electronics (which was located in Phoenix, Arizona) in 1980, and released by Centuri in the United States and by Taito in Japan. The Phoenix mothership is one of the first video arcade game bosses to be presented as a separate challenge. This was before the term boss was coined. The player controls a spaceship that moves horizontally at the bottom of the screen, firing upward. Enemies,...
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Internet Arcade
by Sega
software
eye 313,041
favorite 72
comment 3
Pengo (ペンゴ) is an arcade game developed by Coreland and published by Sega in 1982. The player controls Pengo, a red penguin that resides in the Antarctic. The game takes place in an overhead maze made of ice blocks, where Pengo fights the patrolling, blob-like Sno-Bees. The objective of the game is for Pengo to survive a series of rounds by eliminating all Sno-Bees, while amassing bonuses by bringing together the three diamonds dispersed in the maze. The player uses a joystick and a...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Internet Arcade
by Sega
software
eye 307,927
favorite 54
comment 3
Star Trek: Strategic Operations Simulator is a space combat simulation arcade game based on the original Star Trek television program, and released by Sega in 1983. It is a vector game, with both a two-dimensional display and a three-dimensional first-person perspective. The player controls the Starship Enterprise, and must defend sectors from invading Klingon ships. The game was presented in two styles of cabinets: an upright standup, and a sit-down/semi-enclosed deluxe cabinet with the...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Internet Arcade
by Century Electronics
software
eye 306,996
favorite 11
comment 1
Hunchback is an arcade game developed by Century Electronics in 1983. The player controls Quasimodo from the Victor Hugo novel The Hunchback of Notre Dame. The game is set on a castle wall. The player must cross the screen from left to right avoiding obstacles in order to ring the bell at the far right. Obstacles include pits which must be swung over on a long rope, ramparts which must be jumped (some of which contain knights with spears) and flying fireballs and arrows (to be ducked or...
favoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Internet Arcade
by Rock-Ola
software
eye 306,676
favorite 26
comment 6
Nibbler is an arcade game by Rock-Ola Manufacturing Corporation. Its gameplay is a variant of Pac-Man and Snake: the object is to navigate a virtual snake through an enclosed maze, while consuming dots along the way. The length of the snake increases with each object consumed, making the game more difficult. The player must also avoid colliding with walls or obstacles, and must also avoid colliding with the snake's own body sections. After all the objects on the screen have been eaten, the...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
Internet Arcade
by Bally Midway
software
eye 302,297
favorite 26
comment 0
Journey is an arcade game released by Bally Midway in 1983, following the success of the albums Escape and Frontiers by the rock band Journey. Bally/Midway decided to ride this wave of popularity and created an arcade game based on the band. The release was intended to coincide with a US tour by the band. This game features digitized photographs of the members of the band at the time of release: Steve Perry, Neal Schon, Steve Smith, Jonathan Cain and Ross Valory. Gameplay The objective of...
Internet Arcade
by Sega
software
eye 301,432
favorite 50
comment 2
Developed by Activision, Inc. Released Feb, 1985 Also For Apple II, Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Atari 8-bit, ColecoVision, Commodore 64, MSX, PC Booter, SG-1000, TRS-80 CoCo, Windows, Xbox 360, ZX Spectrum Published by SEGA Enterprises Ltd. Perspective Side view Setting South America Genre Action Gameplay Arcade, Metroidvania, Platform Visual 2D scrolling, Fixed / Flip-screen Description You play Pitfall Harry searching for the Raj diamond, his niece Rhonda, her cat Quickclaw and a variety of...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Internet Arcade
by Midway
software
eye 298,302
favorite 8
comment 1
Kick is an action arcade game where the player controls a clown on a unicycle, catching falling balloons and Pac-Man characters on the clown's hat. The game was later renamed to Kick Man. At the beginning of each round, a set of balloons and (in later rounds) Pac-Man characters hover above the clown. As each object is dropped towards the clown, different colored balloons fall at different rates. The player must catch each falling object on the clown's hat. If the player does not catch a falling...
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Internet Arcade
by Williams
software
eye 297,056
favorite 4
comment 4
Players walk around a three-quarters perspective maze shooting at various enemies. After shooting an enemy the enemy's "soul" a dark version of itself attempts to make its way to the top of the screen to an awaiting monster mouth. The player must touch the enemy soul before it gets there or a more difficult enemy is regenerated.
favoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Internet Arcade
by Gottlieb
software
eye 297,032
favorite 29
comment 0
Krull is a video game based on the film of the same name. The first Krull adaptation was a 1983 arcade game manufactured by D. Gottlieb & Co.. A home adaptation similar to the arcade version was planned for the Atari 5200, but poor sales of that console prompted the decision to release the game on the Atari 2600 instead. A pinball version was also developed but not put into production. Arcade version Released in 1984, the Krull arcade game was programmed by Matt Householder and Chris...
Internet Arcade
by Zaccaria
software
eye 296,972
favorite 4
comment 2
Game Introduction "Hi there. I'm Jack Rabbit. I love carrots, and I'm very hungry." Jack Rabbit needs to collect carrots while avoiding pits, snakes, obstacles, and the two weasels looking for dinner you. Succeed through three stages and Jack will congratulate you. "We sure showed them, partner." Jack Rabbit is played through three different stages. The first stage is outside Jack's house. Here, the object is to collect all the carrots while avoiding pits, bombs, and the...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Internet Arcade
by Williams / Vid Kidz
software
eye 290,996
favorite 70
comment 9
Robotron: 2084 (also referred to as Robotron) is an arcade video game developed by Vid Kidz and released by Williams Electronics (part of WMS Industries) in 1982. It is a shoot 'em up that features two-dimensional (2D) graphics. The game is set in the year 2084, in a fictional world where robots have turned against humans in a cybernetic revolt. The aim is to defeat endless waves of robots, rescue surviving humans, and earn as many points as possible. The designers, Eugene Jarvis and Larry...
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Internet Arcade
by Exidy
software
eye 284,522
favorite 26
comment 0
Mouse Trap is a 1981 arcade game released by Exidy, similar to Pac-Man. It was ported to three home systems by Coleco; Coleco's ColecoVision, Mattel's Intellivision, and the Atari 2600. It is also one of the first games on home consoles to have a looping background musical track, which is present in most versions. Many differences between Pac-Man and Mouse Trap are aesthetic: the dots become cheese, the player is a mouse, the ghosts are cats, and power pills are bones that turn the player into...
Topics: arcade, exidy, maze
Internet Arcade
by Stern Electronics
software
eye 283,578
favorite 8
comment 1
Developed by Stern Electronics, Inc. Released Jan, 1982 Also For Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, PC Booter Published by Stern Electronics, Inc. Perspective Top-down Genre Action Gameplay Arcade, Shooter Visual Fixed / Flip-screen Description Lost Tomb takes the player into the depths of an ancient pyramid, though its location is uncertain (the box covers of the home versions place it in Egypt, but in-game it is said to be deep in the Amazon). To escape, you will need to make your way from...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Internet Arcade
by Bally Midway
software
eye 282,821
favorite 72
comment 6
Tapper, also known as Root Beer Tapper, is a 1983 arcade game released by Bally Midway. The goal of the game is to serve beer (or root beer) and collect empty mugs and tips. Tapper puts the player in the shoes of a bartender. The player must serve eager, thirsty patrons before their patience expires. The game was produced in association with Budweiser. The Tapper game screen features four bars. Patrons arrive periodically at the end of the bar opposite the player and demand drinks. The player...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
Internet Arcade
by Williams
software
eye 281,659
favorite 64
comment 7
Sinistar is an arcade game released by Williams in 1982. It belongs to a class of video games called twitch games. Sinistar was developed by Sam Dicker, Jack Haeger, Noah Falstein, RJ Mical and Richard Witt. The title is also a pun on the word "sinister." The player pilots a lone spacecraft, and must create "Sinibombs" by shooting at drifting planetoids and catching the crystals that are thereby released. Sinibombs are needed to defeat the game boss, Sinistar, an animated...
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
Internet Arcade
by Tong Electronic (Pacific Polytechnical license)
software
eye 280,584
favorite 3
comment 0
Platform Arcade Released 1982 Published by Moppet Video Perspective Top-down Genre Action Setting Fantasy Gameplay Arcade Description Leprechaun is a simple 2D arcade game. The player is in a forest and must collect a pot of gold to advance to the next one. He must avoid the Leprechaun who will occasionally move the gold elsewhere in the woods. The Leprechaun has a deadly touch, while the player is defenceless and can only flee from him. From Mobygames.com. Original Entry
Internet Arcade
by Bally Midway
software
eye 280,118
favorite 28
comment 2
Satan's Hollow is a shoot 'em up arcade game released by Bally Midway in 1982. The gameplay is similar to Galaga from Namco: the player must destroy the flying formations of gargoyles in order to pick up pieces of a bridge that must be built over a river of lava. As the game progresses, the gargoyles begin to throw exploding eggs, along with rocks that can destroy bridge sections; the player also occasionally faces disembodied devil heads that float around the screen and spit fire. In addition...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Internet Arcade
by Sega
software
eye 278,725
favorite 16
comment 0
Internet Arcade
by Exidy
software
eye 272,893
favorite 13
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Pepper II is an arcade game programmed by Exidy and published in 1982, and, despite its name, there was no predecessor named Pepper or Pepper I. Its gameplay is similar to the game Amidar by Stern. There are four mazes per level in Pepper II. Each maze has exits leading to 3 other mazes. All four mazes must be filled to advance to the next level. To fill in a maze, the player maneuvers "Pepper" around different segments of the maze. As Pepper travels, he leaves a "zipper"....
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Internet Arcade
by Sega
software
eye 271,271
favorite 41
comment 3
Space Harrier (スペースハリアー Supēsu Hariā) is a third-person rail shooter game, released by Sega in 1985. It was produced by Yu Suzuki, responsible for many popular Sega games. It spawned several sequels: Space Harrier 3-D (1988), Space Harrier II (1988), and the spin-off Planet Harriers (2000). Space Harrier was originally made for the arcades, and later saw ports to many home game systems. Space Harrier's release on the Sega Master System is notable, as there were two versions:...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Internet Arcade
by Sigma Enterprises Inc. (Venture Line license)
software
eye 268,212
favorite 3
comment 1
Ponpoko (ポンポコ?) is a 1982 arcade game released by Sigma Enterprises. It is a platform game similar to Donkey Kong and Mario Bros.. In Ponpoko, the player controls a Tanuki (狸 or たぬき), a Japanese raccoon dog, that can climb ladders, walk across floors and jump over gaps while trying to avoid red and yellow snakes. The player must collect all the fruits and vegetables in order to advance to the next level. There are also baskets that contain either snakes, fruits, vegetables, or...
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Internet Arcade
by Taito America Corporation
software
eye 268,126
favorite 52
comment 4
Qix is an arcade game, released by Taito America Corporation in 1981. The objective of Qix is to fence off, or “claim”, a supermajority of the playfield. At the start of each level, the playing field is a large, empty rectangle, containing the Qix — a sticklike entity that performs graceful but unpredictable motions within the confines of the rectangle. The player controls a small diamond-shaped marker that can move around the edges of the rectangle, with the goal to claim as much of the...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Internet Arcade
by Atari Games
software
eye 265,192
favorite 24
comment 1
Road Runner is a variant of the platformer genre, based on the Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner shorts. It was developed and released by Atari Games in 1985. Gameplay The player controls Road Runner, who is chased by Wile E. Coyote. In order to escape, Road Runner runs endlessly to the left. While avoiding the coyote, the player must pick up bird seeds on the street, avoid obstacles like cars, and get through mazes. Sometimes Wile E. Coyote will just run after the Road Runner, but he occasionally...
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Internet Arcade
by ATW USA, Inc.
software
eye 263,713
favorite 2
comment 0
Internet Arcade
by Shinkai Inc. (Magic Eletronics Inc. license)
software
eye 261,132
favorite 3
comment 0
Internet Arcade
by Exidy
software
eye 260,864
favorite 20
comment 2
Venture is a 1981 arcade game by Exidy. The goal of Venture is to collect treasure from a dungeon. The player, named Winky, is equipped with a bow and arrow and explores a dungeon with rooms and hallways. The hallways are patrolled by large, tentacled monsters (the "Hallmonsters", according to Exidy) who cannot be injured, killed, or stopped in any way. Once in a room, the player may kill monsters, avoid traps and gather treasures. If they stay in any room too long, a Hallmonster will...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Internet Arcade
by Williams / Vid Kidz
software
eye 257,158
favorite 36
comment 3
Stargate is an arcade game released in 1981 by Williams Electronics. Created by Eugene Jarvis, it is a sequel to the 1980 game Defender, and was the first of only three productions from Vid Kidz, an independent development house formed by Jarvis and Larry DeMar. This video game has no connection to the subsequent Stargate franchise that began 13 years later. Legal issues The game is also known as Defender Stargate and Defender II. The latter name was used in home video game releases, due to...
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Internet Arcade
by Valadon Automation (Stern Electronics license)
software
eye 256,646
favorite 14
comment 0
Internet Arcade
by Sega
software
eye 242,422
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Teddy Boy Blues – Yohko Ishino (テディボーイ・ブルース / 石野陽子 Tedibōi Burūzu / Ishino Yōko?) is a 1985 arcade game made by Sega. It stars a young boy who is armed with a gun. Each level is an infinitely-repeating maze with several dice. Each die is filled with monsters which hatch out and the player must shoot to shrink, then collect them. If the player does not collect each shrunken monster quickly, it turns into a time-eating bug which flies to the time limit bar and...
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by Taito America Corporation
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Zoo Keeper is an arcade game created by Taito America and released in 1982. The player controls Zeke, a zookeeper, whose girlfriend Zelda has been kidnapped by a malicious monkey. To distract Zeke, the monkey has unlocked the cages in the zoo, allowing the animals to escape. The player runs, jumps, builds walls, and collects bonus items in an effort to recapture and contain the animals before finally rescuing Zelda. Gameplay Zoo Keeper has three different types of stages. In the zoo stage, Zeke...
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by Sega
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Up'n Down is a racing video game developed and published by Sega. It was first released in 1983 as an arcade game, then later ported to the Atari 2600 and ColecoVision video game consoles and the Atari XE and Commodore 64 home computers. Gameplay Up'n Down is a vertically scrolling game that employs a pseudo-3D perspective. In the game, the player controls a purple dune buggy that resembles a Volkswagen Beetle. The buggy moves forward along a single-lane path; pressing up or down on the...
Internet Arcade
by Bally Midway
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Developed by Bally Midway Mfg Co. Released 1985 Platform Arcade Published by Bally Midway Mfg Co. Perspective Side view Setting Fantasy Genre Action Gameplay Arcade, Platform Visual Fixed / Flip-screen Description In Zwackery , you control a wizard named Zachary Thwacker. Your beloved has been transformed into a frog and you have to make your way to the culprit . You wield a sword and carry a shield. The magic spells are picked up along the way, as well as keys and bonuses. Zachary's cloak...
Internet Arcade
by Seibu Kaihatsu (Taito license)
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Internet Arcade
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Internet Arcade
by Taito Corporation
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Developed by Taito Corporation Released 1988 Platform Arcade Published by Taito Corporation Misc Licensed Perspective Side view Genre Action Gameplay Fighting, Shooter Visual 2D scrolling Description Clark Kent, a mild-mannered reporter for a great metropolitan newspaper, possesses a secret - when he pulls off his coat, he becomes Superman, a strange being from another planet with powers and abilities far beyond those of mortal men. Our hero will need those powers and abilities, because Earth...
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Internet Arcade
by Atari Games
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Gauntlet is a fantasy-themed hack and slash 1985 arcade game by Atari Games. Released in October 1985, Atari ultimately sold a total of 7,848 Gauntlet video game arcade cabinets. It is noted as being one of the first multi-player dungeon crawl arcade games. Originally called Dungeons, the game was conceived by Atari game designer Ed Logg, who claimed inspiration from his son's interest in the paper-based game Dungeons & Dragons and from his own interest in 1983's Atari 800 home computer...
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by Sega
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Shinobi (Japanese: 忍 -SHINOBI-) is a side-scrolling action game produced by Sega originally released for the arcades in 1987. In Shinobi, the player controls a modern day ninja named Joe Musashi who goes on a mission to rescue his kidnapped students from a group of terrorists. The player controls a ninja named Joe Musashi who has to stop a criminal organization called "Zeed" who are kidnapping the children of his ninja clan. Through five missions (consisting of three stages for the...
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by Midway
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Gorf is an arcade game released in 1981 by Midway Mfg., whose name was advertised as an acronym for "Galactic Orbiting Robot Force". It is a multiple-mission fixed shooter with five distinct modes of play, essentially making it five games in one. It is well known for its use of synthesized speech, a new feature at the time. The player controls a spaceship that can move left, right, up and down around the lower third of the screen. The ship can fire a single shot (called a "quark...
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Internet Arcade
by Sega / Westone
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Released 1987 Also For Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, PlayStation 3, SEGA Master System, TurboGrafx-16, Wii, ZX Spectrum Published by SEGA Enterprises Ltd. Perspective Side view Genre Action Gameplay Platform, RPG elements Visual 2D scrolling Description Eleven years have gone by since Tom-Tom rescued his girlfriend Tanya from the clutches of the evil King. Word of Tom-Tom's dangerous adventure soon spread throughout Wonder Land. The people were very proud of him and gave Tom-Tom...
Internet Arcade
by Bally Midway
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Xenophobe is a 1987 arcade game developed and published by Bally Midway . Starbases , moons, ships, and space cities are infested with aliens , and the players have to kill the aliens before each is completely overrun. The screen is split into three horizontally-scrolling windows, one for each of up to three players, yet all players are in the same game world. The goal of each level is to defeat all the aliens before time runs out. Some rooms routinely display the percentage of alien infection...
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Developed by SEGA Enterprises Ltd. Released 1986 Also For SEGA Master System, Wii Published by SEGA Enterprises Ltd. Perspective Side view Genre Action Gameplay Platform Visual 2D scrolling Description Alex Kidd: The Lost Stars has similar gameplay like in the other Alex Kidd games, but this one's easier and designed for kids. Once again you play Alex, whose mission is to run through each location, knocking down enemies, and obtain the six miracle balls. These balls are hidden inside the...
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by Universal
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Mr. Do's Castle is an arcade game created by Universal in September 1983. The Asian title of the game is Mr. Do! versus Unicorns. Though marketed as a sequel to the original Mr. Do! released one year earlier, the game bears a far closer resemblance to Space Panic. It is the second of the Mr. Do series of video games, although it wasn't intended to be. It began life as a game called "Knights vs. Unicorns", but the U.S. division of Universal persuaded the Japanese arm to modify the...
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Shadow Dancer (シャドー・ダンサー) is a side-scrolling action game produced by Sega originally released as an arcade game in 1989. It is the second arcade game in the Shinobi series, following the original Shinobi itself. The game was developed on the Sega System 18 motherboard hardware. Home versions were released for the Master System and various home computers. A loose adaptation was also developed for the Mega Drive/Genesis titled Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi. A terrorist...
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Topic: Sega
Internet Arcade
by Taito
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Ben Bero Beh (べんべろべえ Ben Bero Bē?) is a platform arcade game released by Taito in 1984. The player guides Ben, a superhero, through an apartment complex which is on fire. Armed with a fire extinguisher, Ben must make his way down the levels avoiding gas explosions, crumbling floors, damaged lighting fixtures, and various enemies that pop out of the doors. The goal is to extinguish the fire and rescue Ben's girlfriend. Developed by Taito Corporation Released Nov, 1984 Platform...
Internet Arcade
by Escape (Sega license)
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Developed by Westone Co., Ltd. Released 1986 Also For Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, Game Gear, SEGA Master System, SG-1000, Wii, ZX Spectrum Published by SEGA Enterprises Ltd. Perspective Side view Genre Action Gameplay Arcade Visual 2D scrolling Description Just when things were going great with Tom-Tom and his girlfriend Tanya, some thug of a woodland king had to kidnap her and hide her away, and Tom-Tom doesn't have a clue where. That's why he has to explore deep dark forests, cross endless...
Internet Arcade
by Atari Games
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Developed by Atari Games Corporation Released 1986 Also For Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Game Boy, NES, PlayStation 3, ZX Spectrum Published by Atari Games Corporation Perspective Top-down Setting Fantasy Genre Action Gameplay Arcade, RPG elements Visual 2D scrolling Description Gauntlet II is very similar to its predecessor . Up to four players (a wizard, a warrior, an elf, and a valkyrie) make their way through various mazes, collect treasures and magic potions, and fend...
Internet Arcade
by Williams
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Narc is a 1988 arcade game designed by Eugene Jarvis for Williams Electronics and programmed by George Petro. It was one of the first ultra-violent video games and a frequent target of parental criticism of the arcade game industry. The object is to arrest and kill drug offenders, confiscate their money and drugs, and defeat "Mr. Big". It was the first game in the newly restarted Williams Electronics coin-op division, and features their notable use of digitized graphics (later made...
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Ali Baba and 40 Thieves is a maze arcade game released by Sega in 1982. Players take the role of the famous Arabian hero who must fend off and kill the forty thieves who are trying to steal his money. The game is based on the folk tale of the same name. It was ported to the MSX platform, and then a Vector-06c port was made based on the MSX version. Developed by ICM Released 1982 Also For MSX Published by SEGA Enterprises Ltd. Perspective Top-down Setting Middle East Genre Action Gameplay Arcade...
Internet Arcade
by Taito Corporation
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Developed by Allumer, Ltd. Released 1986 Also For Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum Published by Taito Corporation Perspective Side view Setting Fantasy Genre Action Gameplay Arcade Visual 2D scrolling Description In Gladiator , the player controls a gladiator who must battle through a castle. The game is viewed from the side while the screen scrolls. The player controls the gladiator's shield as objects fly towards him. The gladiator is also able to strike opponents with his sword. There...
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Internet Arcade
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Willow is a 1989 arcade game based on the 1988 film of the same name. The evil witch queen Bavmorda is after the holy baby of the lands, Elora Danan, intent on destroying her. A young peaceful wizard called Willow Ufgood was selected to protect Elora. Later on, a brave warrior named Madmartigan joins Willow to fight the enemy rival General Kael. The arcade version of the game belongs to the platform genre. It has six stages, some where Willow plays his part, others where Madmartigan plays his...
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by Taito
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Developed by Taito Corporation Released 1989 Platform Arcade Published by Taito Corporation Perspective Behind view Genre Action Misc Licensed Gameplay Shooter Description Rambo III on arcade is a different game than Rambo III on consoles or the home releases - it's a pseudo-3D third person rail shooter, similar to G.I. Joe on arcade or Space Harrier . The game is based on the famous movie - the player controls Rambo (while the second player controls Colonel Trautman), who is always running,...